An important question in any defective medical device claim is the length of time a victim has to file a claim against the products manufacturers. Generally the law provides a certain time period in which an injured party is able to bring a cause of action for monetary compensation for the losses suffered. Otherwise referred to as a Statute of Limitations, different jurisdictions provide varying time lines. Jurisdiction will usually be based on the location where the injury took place. Other factor may include, the age of the plaintiff, specific cause of the injury, and incapacitation of the victims. This page has been written by Mr. Farid Yaghoubtil one of our Medical Device Defect attorneys who is experienced and knowledgeable in Depuy ASR hip replacement claims. What if I live in a different state? Most defective product cases dealing with hip replacement injuries are handled in Federal Court. Cases handled in Federal Court are not based on a specific jurisdiction. Thus, this allows an attorney in New York or Texas to represent a client in any other Arizona or Indiana. In such a case your offices coordinate with you and obtain permission to access necessary medical data to evaluate and analyze your case. After analyzing the facts and details pertaining to your case, we will file with the proper Federal Court and begin pursuing your case. It is important that you keep all medical data, prescriptions, names of doctors and hospitals you have visited for review. How long do I have to file my case for DePuy Mesh Hip Implant Injuries? Depending on the state or jurisdiction in which you reside the time limitations can be different. If you are filing a accidental injury cause of action will generally have 2 years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit in the state of California. Defective Medical Device claims must also be filed within 2 years from the date of injury.